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| November 10, 2022

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Claremore officers kill man brandishing nail gun

Keri Gordon, Tahlequah Daily Press, Okla.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Claremore.

According to the OSBI, deputies with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to reports of a disturbance at a local business on Wednesday. Deputies were advised that a man had been causing the disturbance with a nail gun.

William Fairweather, 39, locked himself in the office of the business and refused to leave. Deputies and a marshal with the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service tried speaking with the man, but he was uncooperative.

Fairweather reportedly threatened law enforcement with the nail gun when he was shot and killed. The body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the manner of death.

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The “shot and killed” part may provide valuable clues to the ME. While “gun” is indeed in the name, a nail gun is a carpentry tool and not what one should bring to an actual gun fight. Right, Mr. Fairweather?

Police shoot and kill man in Kansas City, Kansas

A man is dead after an encounter with Kansas City, KS police.
Officers say they were in the area of Wood Ave. and N. 27th St. at around midnight Wednesday morning to investigate a stolen car. While there, they noticed what they say was a “suspicious” car parked nearby.

The officers discovered an armed man inside who had drug paraphernalia with him. Police say they approached the man to speak with him and he started shooting at them. Officers say they fired back.

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Mason can back me up, but Po-Po generally don’t appreciate being shot at and can be expected to return fire. A lot.

Two up two down, thanks for the links Gun Bunny.

“You have the army of mediocrities followed by the multitude of fools. As the mediocrities and the fools always form the immense majority, it is impossible for them to elect an intelligent government.”
– Guy de Maupassant

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Don’t scoff at a nail gun. It shoots a nail with a fair amount of force.
If it hasn’t been done already, it would be interesting to do an experiment with a nail gun vs ballistic gelatin (covered with denim) at various distances for penetration depths.

That said, add a nail gun to that ever growing encyclopedia of things you don’t bring to a gun fight.


Jerry Miculek got you!


President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

But what about 6p/8p nails?

jeff LPH 3 63-66

6 and 8 penny nails,,, That makes cents


THAT is funny!

Hack Stone

In fact, the number of weekend carpenters treated each year for nail gun injuries in emergency rooms in U.S. hospitals more than tripled between 1991 and 2005, increasing to about 14,800 per year …

Close to 37,000 emergency room visits each year are due to nail gun injuries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports. Framing and sheathing work at residential construction sites is where an estimated two-thirds of nail gun injuries occur.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande


A long time ago when my beard was not gray, I did a stint as a carpenter’s helper.
I got myself through a couple of boards one time (while standing on the joists – and didn’t fall!). Hit a metacarpal bone but no serious injury.
Another one of the helpers had nailed his femur to his tibia behind his kneecap, just trying to disconnect the air hose.

Aim one of those things at me, and I will return fire most rickki-tik!


I did a stint as a masons tender back when I had hair.
One day on the job a guy nailed his foot to the floor.
Just watching the medics remove the nail with a wood bloc
and a crow bar was excruciating.


That’s when whiskey is your friend.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

You nailed it Tox. Years ago. a contractor used a nail gun which went through the wall and hit a person in the head on the other side. When I was on Ladder 2. we had a guy on a garage roof using a nail gun and nailed his hand to the roof, Paremedic got his hand freed and we used a stokes basket and ground ladder to lower him horizontaly to the ground.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

I wonder if you could launch a soda can through an M79 tube……..maybe one of the newer mini soda cans?


Probably not but you can launch a used CO2 cardtridge with a
3/4 inch steel pipe and threaded end cap.
Fill the used cartridge with powder and insert a legnth of fuse.
Cut a slot in the threaded end of the pipe for the fuse and insert
the cartridge then screw on the the end cap.
Fashion a stock.
Saw it in a magazine once but I don’t think it was Boy’s Life…

All ya gotta do is find a 40mm soda can

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

So simple, even Fetterman can do it!

jeff LPH 3 63-66

When I was in the ARNG, we used to go down to Fort Dix on weekends for quals and I used the M-79 and the combo 40MM/AR rifle. I forgot the name of what it was called and was attached to the AR and used 2 types of sights for different ranges.




The rifle was the M203. When we received them in the Viet of the Nam, they were designated XM203.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

M203, thanks guys, man the memory is going. Should have looked it up before I commented.


Carried a M203 as a RTO along with a AN/PRC/77 and a KY-38 Voice Encryption Device in 72-74 when I was in 1/506 Inf.


MK18 Mod0 hand-crank powered grenade launcher

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande



A twofer Thursday DRTs and shoulder fired Artillery Piece. How sweet it is. A Thumper would go a long way to helping me shore up that North Wall.

Was Mr. Maupassant predicting the future or simply stating an observation of the present day?

Hack Stone

Another feel good story from the City of Brotherly Love area. Just hoping that Pavel Belous’ cell is on the first level, otherwise it will be a real bitch getting that wheelchair up those stairs.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Reminds me of a certain muzzie jihadist Oricifer who went on a rampage & killed a bunch’a people, then ended up crippled & life in prison.
May this miscreant live a short and miserable life.

Hack Stone

He has another pending case for murder and arson. They knew how to handle these types of criminals back in the day.

Skivvy Stacker

When using deadly force in self defense, you are trying to determine not whether the person has a weapon or not, or if they have a LETHAL weapon or not.
The question is; does the person possess the ability to inflict grave bodily injury or death?
“Grave Bodily Injury” in legal parlance is easiest described as “any crippling injury”. This would include shooting your eye out with a nail gun.
Is it possible for a nail gun to produce a lethal wound? Yes, it is. If fired into the proper, soft tissue area, it can penetrate and kill. Or, it may produce infection that can prove to be lethal. In any case, a nail gun is not something to be laughed at, or treated lightly when it comes to weapons.